What clothing and footweat will I need?
For game drives, you should wear pale or neutral colours. In the warmer months from December to March these should be lightweight, but take a windbreaker or light jacket for morning and evenings. For the cooler and wetter months take a jumper/sweater, fleece or warm jacket too. Trainers/sneakers are fine for safari walks,
It’s a good idea to bring a sun hat, sunglasses and sunscreen (to counteract the sun, wind and dry conditions in all seasons). Make sure you don’t forget your swimsuit.
What other safari essentials should I pack?
It is highly recommended to bring a camera with a zoom lens of at least 200mm for wildlife shots. A bean bag or jumper is useful to rest your camera on for shooting in low light (tripods are too cumbersome for use in a vehicle). Don’t forget to bring a spare camera battery. Recharging facilities are available at most of the accommodation providers we use. Always ask permission before taking photographs of people.
Another important item to bring is a pair of binoculars. It is worth buying a pair if you unable to borrow. Small compact binoculars are fine and handy to carry around however a larger (e.g. 7×50) pair will be superior in the low light conditions in the morning and evening when most game drives take place.
Whether you like it or not the wilderness contains many different species of insects, in particular the mosquito. It is always useful to have a bottle or spray of insect repellant around when the sun sets at the end of each day.
African nights are dark, especially in the bush. It is advisable to bring a good torch (flash light).
What’s the food like? Do you cater for special diets?
The accommodations we use can cater for those with special dietary needs. So just let us know in advance and we’ll do our best to have exactly what you need.
Do I need to have any vaccination before I arrive?
No vaccinations are required on entry unless you have just arrived from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission. Malaria is still a risk in some areas of Kenya so it is important to see medical advice on appropriate precautions during your stay.
Despite the right to travel with your assistance dog on most air and sea routes as long as it meets the requirements of the Pet Travel Scheme, assistance dogs are not allowed access into neither the National Parks of Kenya and Tanzania nor the Ngorogoro Conservation Area.